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Falcon Education Foundation Presents $26,000 for Learning in District 49

The list includes captivating projects from a science escape room to a nature store trading post. Thanks to the Falcon Education Foundation, students in District 49 will be exploring and learning from unique classroom experiences. Thirty-seven teachers received mini grants for innovative classroom projects during Fantastic 49 festivities before the Nov. 8 board meeting. More than $26,000 was presented to the educators.

 

“The grant applications were so creative and so unique,” shared Kayla Maldonado, Falcon Education Foundation vice president. “It’s nice to know we have educators who are willing to go the extra mile not just with the project itself, but with researching and writing the application, too.” The foundation received a total of 73 applications.

 

Funds for the grants are raised primarily with an annual awards dinner and auction that takes place each spring. The next event will be April 12, 2019 at Hotel Elegante in Colorado Springs. Learn more about the foundation at D49.org/FEF.

 

Congratulations to the following teachers and schools on receiving a 2018 Falcon Education Foundation grant.

 

Project Name

Amount
Awarded

School

Instructor(s)

Model Rocket Ships, Model Cities and More with the Silhouette Cameo

$1,093

SSAE

Lori Hall, Janell Krump, Brittany Bertolini and Laura De La Garza

Alarm Awakening - Door Safety Design Challenge

$300

FESoT

Alyssa Rios

Live with Odyssey's News Crew

$107

OES

Amanda Bower

Barista Training Program for Students with Special Needs

$768

FMS

Amanda Ogilvy

Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

$1,290

OES

Amy Willis

Flying Fingers

$605

OES

Barb Colby

Gateway to Narnia – Human and Physical Environment Makeover

$874

EIES

Bianca Rimbach

Feeding Tomorrow

$223

SSAE

Brittany Bertolini

Dynamic Flexible Seating

$1,000

SCHS

Caitlin Casai

Hands on the Alphabet

$306

EIES

Caitlyn Roitz

Flexible Seating for Firebird Scholars

$920

FMS

Carrie Clay

What Do Scientists Do?

$1,082

SCHS

Christine DaLee

Stop It! Learning With Stop Motion Animation

$429

SSAE

Laura De La Garza

Every Bobcat A Reader

$979

SRES

Erin Bedell

Mind your P's and Q's with Qball

$398

SMS

Jason Newberg and Jennifer Newberg

ESCAPe

$1,000

FHS

Justin Tropp

Amp Up the Orchestra!

$975

HMS

Karen Leonahrdt

Beyond Battle of the Books

$450

RES

Karen Parks

Nature Store Trading Post

$690

HMS

Kathleen Reiss

Intervention Extension

$500

WHES

Katie Kessler

Operation Montserrat e-Mission

$1,000

SMS

Lura Moore

The Extraordinaires

$610

MRES

Margaret Stanley

What's the Buzz, Honey?

$460

SES

Matt Monfre

Hotel Transylvania

$42

SES

Matt Monfre

Johnny Appleseed

$942

SES

Matt Monfre

Change Your Mindset, Grow Your Brain

$573

MRES

Merry Monk

Active Learning with Pear Deck

$150

OES

Mollie Garrett

Graphic Novels Belong in Classrooms

$112

OES

Morgan Chapman

Move It, Move It!

$517

OES

Morgan Chapman

DRONES a.k.a. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

$1,000

PHS

Paul Austin

Spectacular Science Shows at Falcon Homeschool Program

$362

FHSP

Sandra Smith

Let There Be Light

$786

BRES

Shauna Turner

Let's Go Play with Lego

$441

BRES

Shauna Turner

LittleBits for Young Inventors

$590

ALLIES

Stephanie Hazelton

Creative Stop Motion Animation Gives Students A New Voice

$750

ALLIES

Stephanie Hazelton

Tinkering with Cardboard

$665

ALLIES

Stephanie Hazelton

Birds of Prey, Come to Play!

$400

RES

Stephanie Peterson

Second Step Social Emotional Learning

$1,287

ALLIES

Tammy Kennington

Search & Rescue and Veterinary Medicine

$1,000

HMS

William Yerger

Science Escape Room

$1,000

HMS

William Yerger

Amy Matisek
amatisek@d49.org
719-495-1149, ext. 2136